A Foundation Built on Oil Embraces the Green Revolution

A Foundation Built on Oil Embraces the Green Revolution

Rajiv Shah is president of the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest philanthropies, founded by oil baron John D. Rockefeller in 1913. President of the foundation since 2017, Shah previously was administrator of the US Agency for International Development, and held several posts at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He met recently with…

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Weekend poll: Do you leave auto-rotate on or off?

Weekend poll: Do you leave auto-rotate on or off?

This week’s poll is simple: Do you have auto-rotation enabled or disabled on your phone? It’s a single toggle located in your Quick Settings on Android (or the Control Center on iOS), which controls your phone’s ability to rotate content as your phone’s orientation changes. If it’s disabled on recent versions of Android, your phone…

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Space Photos of the Week: There’s Nothing Like the Sun

Space Photos of the Week: There’s Nothing Like the Sun

A new telescope in Hawaii called the Daniel K. Inouye telescope has taken the highest-resolution-ever image of the surface of the sun. The photo reveals the boiling surface, and the mesmerizing pattern looks like popcorn. Fusion reactions—individual hydrogen nuclei smashing together and creating helium—happen nearly every second in the core of the sun, and the…

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Windows 7 Gets One Last Update For the Road

Windows 7 Gets One Last Update For the Road

Have you heard about this little thing called Space Force? If so, it’s probably through ridicule; the latest branch of the US military has received no shortage of it since it launched at the end of last year. Still, at least it had a better week than Intel, which had to release a patch for…

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